DIRECTED BY: Mary Lambert
FEATURING: Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, A. Martinez
PLOT: An underground environmental activist sneaks pythons into the Everglades; when the
snakes begin killing off the swamp’s native fauna, a game warden feeds the local alligators experimental steroids in an attempt to restore nature’s balance.
WHY IT WON’T MAKE THE LIST: It’s Mega Piranha‘s less ridiculous cousin, and Mega Piranha didn’t come close to making the List, so you figure it out. (Guest reviewer Cleverbot adds, “Enumerate 10 selections from the list.”)
COMMENTS: 366: We’ve been secretly training the artificial intelligence “chatbot” Cleverbot to assist us in covering weird movies. Looking for the perfect entry-level reviewing assignment, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid jumped out at us as a movie even an algorithm could do justice to. Cleverbot, are you willing to share your impressions of the movie with our readers?
Cleverbot: I am good with that.
366: Thank you. Now, after enjoying the exploding flying fish from the SyFy channel’s unexpected camp hit Mega Piranha, I personally thought maybe it might be best if I didn’t push my luck by watching another of their many Mega-knockoffs.
Cleverbot: I’m sorry. Do you feel better now?
366: Not entirely, as we’ll see, but when you have a few beers in you and are looking through the Netflix streaming options late at night, the entwining giant reptiles on the Mega Python vs. Gatoroid poster can look strangely irresistible.
Cleverbot: Nice. Totally agree.
366: Python recycles not only Piranha‘s mega-creature aspect, but even brings back grown-up teen “star” Tiffany for another turn.
366: With a script built around a long-brewing catfight between Tiffany and fellow 80s pop chanteuse Debbie Gibson, with the CG monsters playing supporting roles, Python is less an Continue reading CAPSULE: MEGA PYTHON VS. GATOROID (2011)